Global Health Observatory (GHO)

How many TB cases and deaths are there?

Situation in 2013

Estimated: 9.0 million (8.6–9.4 million) new TB cases.

Estimated: 1.1 million
(0.98–1.3 million) HIV-negative people died from TB and 0.36 million (0.31–0.41 million) HIV-positive people died from TB.

Notified: 5.7 million newly diagnosed TB cases.


Trends


TB incidence has been falling globally for several years and fell at an average rate of about 1.5% per year between 2000 and 2013.

The TB mortality rate has fallen by an estimated 45% between 1990 and 2013.

The TB prevalence rate has fallen by an estimated 41% between 1990 and 2013.

The world and all of WHO’s six regions are on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goal target that TB incidence rates should be falling by 2015.

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